October 21, 2019 | Economic and Social Rights, Education, Food, Health, Housing, Human Rights, Human Rights in the U.S., Social Security, Work with Dignity
On October 16th, the Worker-driven Social Responsibility Network brought together garment worker leaders from Lesotho, dairy workers from Vermont, and construction workers from Minnesota to share how they are using the WSR model to protect and enforce their own rights. The event was co-hosted by... Keep reading »
October 18, 2019 | Economic and Social Rights, Education
Join us from October 19th to 27th as members of the Dignity in Schools Campaign, anchored by NESRI, will host events in more than 20 states as part of the tenth annual Week of Action ! Under the banner of ‘Educate Students, Stop Arrests,’ local and community-based organizations will unveil murals,... Keep reading »
October 3, 2019 | Economic and Social Rights, Human Rights
Using the terms “illegal alien" or "illegals" with "intent to demean, humiliate or harass a person" in New York City is against the law and can result in fines as high as $250,000, according to new guidance from the city's Commission on Human Rights. “NYC has benefitted from a history rich with... Keep reading »
October 1, 2019 | Economic and Social Rights, Health
For decades, Big Polluters like Exxon, Shell, and others have spent billions of dollars simultaneously fueling and denying the climate crisis, delaying action, and pushing false “solutions” at every level -- all while raking in billions in profits each year. And despite what their greenwashing... Keep reading »
September 29, 2019 | Economic and Social Rights, Work with Dignity
The current Administration recently took the position that the future belongs to patriots, not globalists. One piece of evidence to the contrary comes from a coalition from Lesotho, visiting the United States to present their groundbreaking victory for garment workers. The Lesotho story came to... Keep reading »
September 13, 2019 | Economic and Social Rights, Human Rights, Human Rights in the U.S., Work with Dignity
Our last social contract during the New Deal era was a step forward for the human rights of workers. But it fell short of guaranteeing decent jobs for all, and for much of the 20th century divided workers along lines of race and gender. As capital has globalized, employers have exploited divisions... Keep reading »
August 29, 2019 | Economic and Social Rights, Education, Food, Health, Housing, Human Rights, Human Rights in the U.S., Work with Dignity
Creating A Vision For Putting People and the Planet First New Social Contract 2020 From the Center for Popular Democracy, National Economic and Social Rights Initiative, Rights & Democracy Institute, Working Families Party, and organizations around the U.S. This is an unprecedented historical... Keep reading »
August 1, 2019 | Health
247 economists sent a letter to Congress supporting a universal, publicly financed, single-payer Medicare for All system to guarantee health care for all while also reducing health care costs. The letter has been misrepresented by Senator Kamala Harris's presidential campaign to suggest that a... Keep reading »
June 25, 2019 | Economic and Social Rights, Health, Human Rights in the U.S.
Media and opinion polls have regularly described the key health policy decisions facing the country as a choice between government and private insurance. This misrepresentation depicts a choice between demonized "government health care" versus "private insurance" in which insurance companies are... Keep reading »
April 30, 2019 | Economic and Social Rights, Education, Human Rights, Human Rights in the U.S.
NESRI stands against anti-Semitism and Islamophobia, two sides of the same white nationalist coin. We condemn last weekend's attack against the Jewish community in Poway, California, and the continued threats against Representative Ilhan Omar. We stand united against the atmosphere of hate fanned... Keep reading »

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